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Possible Maori skull found under New Zealand car park

A human skull, thought to be of Maori origin, has been found underneath a hospital parking lot in New Zealand.

Work on the car park, which is part of a $67 million redevelopment of the hospital, was stopped after the skull was found about 11.30am [last week].

A police liaison officer, along with hospital cultural adviser Pouroto Ngaropo, had determined the skull was likely to be of Maori origin, the board said.

Police had been supportive of local custom being observed, and workers had taken part in a karakia for the area, which was known to have been a traditional cultivation site for Ngati Awa.

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Story: Stuff.co.nz | Photo: Troy Baker, Whakatane Beacon

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